Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung pays respects to the victims of the container tragedy in Essex, the UK
(Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

At the working sessions, Mr. Dung expressed his thanks for the UK’s close cooperation and requested the authorities of the two sides to work closely and urgently to identify the victims as soon as possible.

He also asked the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK to continue working closely with local authorities, proactively preparing plans to take measures to protect citizens in case of necessity.

The case of 39 people found dead in a container truck in Essex, the UK, on October 23rd cause great shock in British public opinion, as well as the rest of the world. British police on November 1st reported that the victims of this tragedy were Vietnamese citizens. The identity of the victims has not been announced./.